ClusterHQ Names Mark Davis as Chief Executive Officer

LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA - September 10, 2014 ClusterHQ, The Data People for Docker, today announced the appointment of Mark Davis, founder and former CEO of software-defined storage vendor Virsto Software, as chief executive officer. Davis has served as ClusterHQ’s chairman since June 2014. Davis succeeds founding CEO Luke Marsden, who will continue to lead execution of his vision as the company’s CTO and head of product.

“Mark has been instrumental to the development of ClusterHQ, and we are very pleased that he has accepted the chief executive position as we move into a period of rapid technology innovation and business development”

“Mark has been instrumental to the development of ClusterHQ, and we are very pleased that he has accepted the chief executive position as we move into a period of rapid technology innovation and business development,” said Marsden. “His progressive vision and extensive experience in the data center infrastructure market will serve ClusterHQ and its partners well.”

Davis co-founded Virsto Software, an early leader in the software-defined storage market, and led the company through three rounds of venture capital funding prior to its acquisition by VMware in 2013. He previously served as CEO of Creekpath Systems through its acquisition by Opsware (now HP), and held VP positions at several startups, including Evolve Software where he was a key player in a successful IPO and ConvergeNet Technologies where he was instrumental in its $340M acquisition by Dell. Before beginning his career of leadership in high-growth, venture-backed startups, Mark was a marketing executive at StorageTek, Sun Microsystems and Oracle. He currently serves on the board of directors for Talena and is an advisor and angel investor to several startup companies and startup accelerators.

ClusterHQ announced Flocker 0.1, the container industry’s first solution for reliably running databases, key-value stores and queues inside Docker containers in August 2014. An open-source volume and container manager, Flocker is the only software that solves the significant operational challenges that come from running data-backed services inside containers. Flocker allows developers to define their application as a set of connected Docker containers, deploy and then easily migrate them along with their data between hosts, even when in different data centers.

“ClusterHQ is the only company solving data portability issues for Linux containers. Customers, partners, and technology experts have repeatedly told us that lack of adequate data management is emerging as a crucial obstacle to widespread deployment of Docker,” said Davis. “I look forward to working closely with Luke and the rest of the team to help drive the company’s expansion and the growth of the Docker market.”

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ClusterHQ makes data as portable, flexible and agile as the containers powering modern computing. The company’s suite of products– FlockerHub, Fli and Flocker–give developers and operations teams the control needed to manage the data powering microservices. At the center of the ClusterHQ platform is FlockerHub, which is like GitHub® for data. With it, teams can store and share any Docker data volume with access-controlled users or machines. Fli, a Git-like command line interface, snapshots, branches, pushes and pulls data volumes to FlockerHub. Used together, DevOps teams can seamlessly move data between laptops, test environments, data centers and clouds all with version and access controls. In addition to FlockerHub and Fli, customers worldwide use Flocker, the leading open source volume orchestrator designed make stateful containers portable in production. Flocker works with over 15 cloud and enterprise storage systems, including four of the five global leaders: EMC, HPE, Dell and NetApp. ClusterHQ provides unparalleled data management across entire containerized application lifecycles. We are the Container Data People™.

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